We’ve lived in Acton for a few years now and are still just getting around to trying out some of it’s pubs and restaurants. When something’s on your back door you often forget it’s there, almost taking it for granted. We’ve been like that with a lot of the local area. An evening out or going for a nice meal? It’s often over to Chiswick, Ealing or into central London.
So this time Hana thought it high time we went somewhere local, and we weren’t disappointed. Just a short walk from the hustle and bustle of Acton highstreet is the Station House pub. It occupies the old building which was indeed Acton station (these days housed in the little side building). The Station House sits at the end of Churchfield Road which is the epicentre of the gentrification of the Acton area.
Over the past year or two the Churchfield Road, and Acton as a whole, has exploded with cafe’s and boutique bakeries as well as little boutique shops. I’ve walked down the street so many times wondering how there can be this many people going out for coffee every day in the area. One good thing is the competition between all the cafe’s and pubs has really raised the area and the quality of produce on offer.
Which takes us back to the Station House. The menu goes beyond normal pub grub, this is definitely gastro pub fare if ever I saw it. Their specialty is split between Puglian tapas and pizza. So I opted to have neither of these and order Rib-eye steak & sweet potato chips served with rocket, roasted cherry tomatoes. I also took the optional green peppercorn sauce, a wise choice I have to say.
The rib-eye was perfectly prepared and served beautifully pink and tender, just as I asked for it. The chips very really good too and the roast tomato, rocket and balsamic vinegar really set the dish of
As I said The Station House specialises in ‘Puglian Tapas’ which consists of a variety of small dishes such as Roasted Baby Octopus & Chorizo or Jerusalem Artichoke, Wild Mushroom & Almond Frittata. Hana went for one of the Puglian Pizza’s and chose the Vegetariana topped with tomato, mozzarella, peppers, courgette, aubergine and garlic oil. She may well have nicked one or two of my sweet potato chips too!
Drinks wise there is a good wine list and a sold serving of largers. What I really like about the Station House drinks menu are the fruit beers such as Fruli (a strawberry weiss bier) and Floris Mango.
The Station House
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